Another photo from a shop window | Photo: Kim
Here's a photo that Kim sent me after she'd tried out an idea for digital storytelling that worked quite well in one of her classes.
I thought you might like this [photo, above]. The project worked well but not superbly (my class are kind of complicated!) If it had worked better, it might have been fun to do a second part to the story — the sequel!
I love the photo, Kim, and the idea is great! My experience with this sort of project is that people often say "Can we do another project like that?" Always say "yes!" when they say things like that 😉 !
A sequel or prequel is a great idea. In this particular case, you might suggest the two VWs meet on the journey back (see the original diagram, here): your story is in who the passengers were and what happened when they met.
Thanks also to Ashley for feedback, via Twitter:
— Ashley M (@moustashley_) April 22, 2015
@Tom_IHBCN incorporated their (v. boring) exam prep book as a source of language for revision. They suddenly has much more interest in it.
— Ashley M (@moustashley_) April 23, 2015
It helps, of course, if teachers are creative, too!
Various other people have provided feedback on this one (Alicia, Esther, Jordi A…): thank you all.
If you do try out any of the ideas you find here, I love to hear how they went!